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Census shows Aussies have more mortgages, smaller houses

Among the many findings of how and where Australians live, the census has shown that there is a shift towards apartments while other data shows our homes are shrinking by the year.

Male census delivery person puts census form in unit block letterbox.
The 2021 Census revealed much about the shifts in ownership and living patterns of Australians.

The Australian Government this week released a treasure trove of data that sheds light on how and where the nation’s 25,422,788 people live.

The results of the 2021 Census have revealed that two thirds of households (66.0 per cent) own their home outright or with a mortgage, while almost one third of households rent (30.6 per cent).

The census showed that 70 per cent of dwellings were separate houses, 13 per cent were townhouses and 16 per cent…